Security vehicle burns in Mosul, 10 June
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Why is Mosul important? In 60 secs

A 60-second look at the strategic significance of Mosul, and what its fall to Jihadist militants means for the government of PM Nouri Maliki.

Islamist insurgents have captured Iraq's second city of Mosul. Here's a look at why its fall is significant for Iraq and the government of PM Nouri Maliki - in 60 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst.